A pre-primary student of Khabangporiya Government Primary School in Khagrachhari died after the main gate of the school fell on him on Wednesday.
The deceased was Srabon Dewan, 6, son of Pronoy Dewan of Narayan Khaiya Para under Khagrachhari Sadar upazila.
Locals rushed Srabon to Khagrachari District Sadar Hospital where the on-duty doctors declared him dead upon arrival.
Ripol Bappy Chakma, resident physician of the hospital, said Srabon died due to head injuries.
Gobinda Chandra Ray, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Sadar Police Station, said that the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) had completed the construction of the school’s main gate a year ago.
“As the gate turned vulnerable within a short time, it was kept standing with the help of wooden pillar. The school authorities didn’t take any steps to repair the gate. The gate collapsed due to faulty construction ,” said the ASI.
Contacted, Jhinu Chakma, principal of the school, didn’t agree to talk over the matter.